This is one of those times when photographs simply can't adequately convey the spectacle. Perhaps 100,000 birds all taking flight together with a low rumbling rush of wings and the sound of the birds calling. It really is a spectacle, but it is all over within minutes. The birds leaving the Middleton Moor roost at first light normally in two groups. I've added a single portrait just to show what smart looking birds Starlings are in the winter.